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Old 10-20-2006, 08:08 AM   #1
RetepNamenots
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Sound Issues.


Hi again, guys!

I've been having a bit of trouble with the sound on SuSE 10.1. It was working yesterday after I installed OSS. However, today it's not working. I read somewhere (I've lost the link), that somebody had to restart a certain file every time on startup manually to get the sound to work..

I've not gone out and bought a sound card, I've just got the in-built one that came with my computer. YaST2 tells me (in Sound Configuration) that the card model is:

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82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller
although I don't know anything else about it. If I try to get YaST to configure it as snd-card-0 (the default) on any setting, I just get the error:

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An error occurred during the instazllation of

82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller

The kernel module snd-intel8x0 for sound support could not be loaded. This can be caused by incorrect module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters.
Please help, HL2 won't let me run it without a sound driver!
 
Old 10-20-2006, 08:43 AM   #2
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why are you using OSS at all? ALSA is much better, and I find easier to use. If there isn't a particular reason why you use OSS just uninstall OSS and load ALSA.
 
Old 10-20-2006, 01:16 PM   #3
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Thanks! I've downloaded it now and am using it.. I can set that to start up with SuSE, so I don't need to restart it manually. By the way, does ALSA give a better sound quality or something?
 
Old 10-22-2006, 08:14 AM   #4
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I don't know. I thinkt he audio quality is about the same. Maybe, it gives better quality, I just don't know. OSS is the old sound driver, and ALSA is the new one. ALSA I find is easier and works with almost everything.
 
  


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